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Whisky “Sky” McKenna, daughter of a once notorious motorcycle club president, just wants to live her own life, without her father’s baggage, without her grandparents’ controlling rules, and preferably without stabbing her obnoxious employer with a fork.For months, the only thing that kept Sky dragging herself out of bed and off to her job was the brief few moments she gotWhisky “Sky” McKenna, daughter of a once notorious motorcycle club president, just wants to live her own life, without her father’s baggage, without her grandparents’ controlling rules, and preferably without stabbing her obnoxious employer with a fork.For months, the only thing that kept Sky dragging herself out of bed and off to her job was the brief few moments she got to stand behind her mystery guy at the coffee shop. She didn’t know his name—she didn’t care, all she knew was that those precious few moments each day she spent fantasizing about having his babies was the highlight of her pathetically, mundane life.Then he walked back into her life. Sawyer Riley; six feet of broody denim and leather with a demand that would turn her life upside down.Suddenly mundane was beginning to look pretty darn good. Holding onto her newly found freedom was proving difficult when everyone seemed hell bent on taking it away. How was she supposed to have a future when her past kept getting in the way?...

Title : Whisky State of Mind
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ISBN : 17660648
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Number of Pages : 266 Pages
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Whisky State of Mind Reviews

  • Pam
    2019-04-16 21:32

    3 stars”Don’t wait for perfect, baby. Perfect doesn’t exist. Never has. You can spend your whole life waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect person…the perfect life…only to look back and realize it’s not as perfect as you’d imagined and then it’s too late.”Whisky “Sky” McKenna, never forgave her father, leader of the Black Mustangs, for sending her off to live with her grandparents all those years ago, feeling lost and abandoned, she was left with a good life, but at the cost of her freedom. Her grandparents had strict rules that she had to live by; since they couldn’t control their daughter they are doing everything possible to make sure Sky doesn’t end up with the same fate. All she ever wanted was to be free, free to live her own life and make her own decisions. ”Never again did she want to be at someone else’s mercy—where they decided on her behalf what was best for her. These days she made the rules.”Trying to make it on her own proved to be tough, but she is too proud to ask for help, even if it meant answering to an assholic boss, and putting her dream on hold. She was content and happy seeing her dream guy every morning at the coffee shop was the highlight of her day. ”The cop and the biker’s daughter...it had Greek tragedy written all over it.”She wanted to forget the past and move on, but the past always comes back even if you don’t want it to, especially when there has been so many things left unsaid. One day, her childhood hero/crush shows up at her door, Sawyer, giving her a message from her dad; she needed to come home, back to the compound. Her dad spent years making the club clean, to make up for all the wrong he did, but she’s can’t forgive, can’t forget, he wasn’t there for her when she needed him.”It’s Sky, Sawyer. Whisky doesn’t exist. She’s gone. Don’t you get it? I’m not that same little girl anymore.”“Yes you are. You’re just too scared to see her. She’s still there, Whisk, and when you finally wake up and realize that you’ll see what you’re throwing away. I just hope for your sake it doesn’t take you too long…cause you can’t take back time.”I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it, it was an okay read for me, nothing standing out too much, no lasting impression, an easy short read to fill time. Sky spent most of the book, going back and forth from what she thinks she wants to what her heart wants. There was a mini love triangle, which I’m not a big fan of but in this case totally didn’t like (view spoiler)[ usually the chick would be smart to hold off, not sleep with the two guys(hide spoiler)]. The bikers were portrayed as I love them a big close-knit family who is always there for one another, and the book dealt with stereotypes of how most people feel or think of them. It was good, but wish it was better.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Chris- Bookaddict
    2019-03-25 21:35

    I was debating whether this was 3 or 4 stars and I settled on 3 stars because this book just seemed so rushed to me . We did not get alot of info on some of the characters. I found myself having a hard time connecting with any character in this book because it just seemed so rushed. The story was there , but I feel alot of info got left out and there was a lot of jumping from one scene to the next without one scene even completing . Because I could not really connect with any of the characters I just feel there is not much for me to review about it . Book Blurb:Whisky “Sky” McKenna, daughter of a once notorious motorcycle club president, just wants to live her own life, without her father’s baggage, without her grandparents’ controlling rules, and preferably without stabbing her obnoxious employer with a fork.For months, the only thing that kept Sky dragging herself out of bed and off to her job was the brief few moments she got to stand behind her mystery guy at the coffee shop. She didn’t know his name—she didn’t care, all she knew was that those precious few moments each day she spent fantasizing about having his babies was the highlight of her pathetically, mundane life.Then he walked back into her life. Sawyer Riley; six feet of broody denim and leather with a demand that would turn her life upside down.Suddenly mundane was beginning to look pretty darn good. Holding onto her newly found freedom was proving difficult when everyone seemed hell bent on taking it away. How was she supposed to have a future when her past kept getting in the way?

  • Paula Clark
    2019-03-28 01:10

    Really enjoyed the story of how Sawyer and Whisky came to be and the circumstances surrounding the reunion with her father. I accidentally read the two books the wrong way around, but still loved them both - a few more things fell into place for me knowing the background though :)

  • TamaraHook Me Up Book Blog
    2019-03-21 22:13

    For more reviews visit my blog - Hook Me Up Book BlogI do love me a good biker book! This is the story of Whisky "Sky" McKenna and Sawyer Riley. Whisky is the daughter of a motorcycle club president and Sawyer is the hot biker that you will fall in love with! Whisky and Sawyer knew each other as young kids but haven't seen each other for years after her father sent her to live with her grandparents. Now he and Sawyer want her back where she belongs - with them and the club. However, she doesn't want back in with the club and butts heads with Sawyer as he tries everything to bring her home.I really enjoyed this book and Karlene's writing style. This was not a particularly steamy and in your face biker book like many others that are out there at the moment but you know what... I enjoyed the change of pace! Whiskey was an easy to like character and the chemistry between her and Sawyer was definitely there; I loved the building of their relationship throughout. There is a bit of a love triangle in this book and although I am not a fan of these in books it didn't bother me too much.I am really looking forward to the next book in this series to find out what happens next with their relationship. As this book tended to focus mostly on the relationship between Whisky and Sawyer rather than involving too much of the club business, I am hoping the next one will bring more of that into it but either way I really just want more of Sawyer!If you are looking for a full on steamy biker read this book may not be what you are after however if you enjoy a good love story that tells the story well without relying on sex to get you hooked you should check this one out.

  • Chanpreet
    2019-03-25 21:18

    Sky McKenna wants to move on and go forward in life daydreaming about the dreamy guy she sees every morning while getting her morning fix. Then her past comes roaring back in the form of Sawyer Riley who asks her to do the unthinkable, see her father, the head of a notorious motorcycle club. Having read a book by this author before, I was expecting another great story. This is one of the times I got my hopes up too high. The premise of the book is great, however the execution left me feeling a little lost. There were times when I just wanted to quit reading, but I wanted to see how the story ended. I will definitely be more cautious when the next book by the author is released and of other author endorsements. I found it hard to connect with the characters. Will I initially liked Sky, as the book progressed, I found I liked her less. Yes, she was confused and her heart and head were telling her two different things, but the way she acted was a little disappointing and only confused her more. I also found Caleb and Sawyer to be confusing too in the same way. I felt as if the back story between them wasn't shared and I was left guessing to try and fill in gaps. At one point I thought the book was going to end on a cliffhanger and continue in another book. I think this book would be much better with a little more back story. And to be honest, I struggled with giving this book 2 stars. I thought by giving it 3, it wouldn't justify any criticism I had.

  • Jenny
    2019-03-26 21:32

    I have not read any of Karlene Blakemore-Mowle books before I read "Whisky State of Mind" and I did enjoy reading this book. Whisky is a young girl who's father was the head of a motorcycle club called Black Mustangs. Due to the legal activities of the Black Mustangs was going to jail, so he left Whisky with her grandparents. Tens years later the father reaches out to Whisky through friend Sawyer. "Whisky State of Mind" continue to explore how Sawyer and Whisky fall in love. Incredible how Karlene Blakemore-Mowle explores the way we think about people who are members of a motorcycle club. The readers of "Whisky State of Mind" will laugh at the conclusion of the book. I recommend this book.

  • Andrea Heltsley
    2019-04-08 03:25

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was refreshing and original. The storyline never dragged. I was hooked from page one. The characters were great and I loved Sawyer and Whisky's personalities. They had depth and charisma. Even the rest of the characters were fresh and unique.The plot was interesting and it wasn't a copy of all the other new adult contemporary romances out there right now. It had it's own voice and I appreciated that.There isn't much else I can say about the awesomeness of this book except that it deserves five glittery stars for being a fantastic read!

  • Jessica
    2019-04-05 03:31

    2.5 stars I really wanted to love this. I mean it involved a bad boy biker and I have a weakness for those. It all just moved too fast for me there just wasn't a real development of certain parts of the storyline. I've read KA books so maybe I have a sort of expectation when it comes to my alpha males and this just didn't do it for me.. I guess just think of this book as a YA bad boy biker who occasionally curses and has some skimmed over sex. The book wasn't horrible there were parts that were somewhat heartbreaking and I did feel for them but I could skim over most of the book. :/

  • Jessie
    2019-04-02 22:25

    Really enjoyed this book !!!Just bought book 2 and can't wait to start it

  • Tia
    2019-03-21 23:32

    I didn't agree with a lot of morals that this novel had. If it was me, I would of walked away. It was really fucked up but still a decent read.

  • Sheryl
    2019-04-08 05:26

    Review to follow shortly...

  • The Pink Bookshelf
    2019-03-30 03:10

    loved this book!!!! Review to come

  • Michelle Ella
    2019-03-22 21:26

    I really loved this book and will be looking forward to reading other works by this author because I enjoyed it so much.With the main characters being named Whisky and Sawyer, already I was hooked into reading this. Whisky, who goes by Sky to conceal and avoid her past, is exactly the kind of character that I connect with. She is constantly having those witty comments (internally and verbally) and although she is pretty independent and strong, she still has these tendencies to doubt herself and her actions.Her childhood crush and best friend appears in her life suddenly and it seems just like her world she has carefully constructed falls apart at the seams, even if just for a little bit here and there. This rattles her and all these doubts seem to arise.Maybe it's just because of the type of person I am, where I am always looking for the good out of just about everyone- but I really loved when things about her past were explained. She gets reminded that sometimes what is done is for all of our benefits and even when it appears that some one has given up on you, they most likely haven't.I have some favorite lines in here and they are more of less because I love the personality that Whisky had, one of them is "The cop and the biker's daughter... It had Greek tragedy written all over it." I am so glad that I read this on my Kindle because otherwise, I would be sad that I couldn't highlight and look back at all these points that made me laugh or snort, they were awesome.This is a book I would recommend to anyone and everyone, it has enough sass to keep you glued to the pages and enough emotion to want you to know more. It was an incredible book and like I said earlier, I cant wait to read more by this author.

  • Heather andrews
    2019-04-11 03:23

    God Sawyer you're such a boob, "you used to be so smart...what the hell happened? Open your eyes Whisk, he was giving you a shot at a decent life. You think it was easy for him to leave you there?" Sky bless her heart I love her to death, "he sprang that he was a cop on me. It caught me off guard and I covered him in coffee and snot." God Sawyer your such an a** at times, "at the moment everything about you is my damn business." But he always tells the truth, "I think I better clear up that little misconception right here and now...playin' big brother is the last thing I got in mind when it comes to you darlin'. So don't ever confuse my motives for being brotherly. Got it?" I think Sky is coming to terms with her life and the role Sawyer will have in it, "because for some unknown reason I can't think straight when Sawyer's around." Sawyer can be so sweet, "I don't care who you've slept with in the past...all I'm sayin' is if we keep doin' this, I want to be the only one you're sleeping with now. Works both ways baby. I might be a lot of things but when it comes to women - I'm a one-woman man." he shrugged. "I expect the same in return."

  • Sheyla ✎
    2019-03-29 02:13

    Whisky "Sky" McKenna is the daughter of the president of a motorcycle club, the Black Mustangs. But, her father sent her away years ago while he was cleaning the club and making it a legit business. Sky hasn't forgive him for it.When Sawyer comes for her to come back to the club, she has a hard time resisting. Sawyer is an old crush. However, Sawyer has competition in the name of Caleb Santiago, a cop. Sky met him at the coffee shop and he seems to be a good guy. Just what she needs.Sawyer Riley wants Whisky back in the club and in his bed and he will do whatever is necessary to have her.This story had so much potential. It was a fast paced read. I just wish it was longer and a little more in depth.I like Sawyer. Whisky irritated me at times. I mean common you have a biker wanting you and calling you darling and you don't know who to pick???3/5 Fangscross posted at my blog http://mrsleifs.blogspot.com

  • Danielle Tiegen
    2019-04-11 22:26

    Very cute, funny, romantic, sexy, and for me, touching story.Sky is a fireball and I love her through the whole book. I love her friendship with Bella. I was "Team Sawyer" since the first moment he walked into the diner... Yes, I guess my ideal book boyfriend is a bad boy, I can handle that. I was up until 2am, fighting sleep, just to finish this book. It was a page turner, and I kept wanting more. Even at the end, I wanted more.The only reason this is 4 star, rather than 5 star is because I think it could have been longer and given the readers a little more. But don't get me wrong, I really loved the book. Okay, maybe I wasn't loving it when I was crying because the story hit a little too close to home at some points, but it's all good :)

  • Traci
    2019-03-27 03:33

    Sometimes we meet our soulmates when were kids this happens to Whiskey. Whiskey was raised half her life with her rough and tough dad who did sometime. Skye was then raised by her overprotective grandparents. Skye rebelled and went out on her own. Life wasn't easy but Skye already knew this. She was dealing with the normal things then add in a good looking cop and her ex-best friend who happens to be a motorcycle gang member. she feels the pull with both. she hasn't allowed herself to open up to anyone. Its a quick read I felt personally it was a little rushed but I understand why the author did it. If your looking for a semi-bad boy with a good heart you'll find it in this book

  • Dee
    2019-04-12 00:10

    I really like this story. I feel it could have been longer and more development on the characters. Seemed a little rushed. More background on the relationship of Sawyer and Sky and what the guys meant to her while she was growing up, and why her father left etc.Just lacked a little something - cant put my finger on it though.I dont think their story is finished and would like to see a follow up story, but it was also good as a stand alone - just too short!

  • L.J. Scar
    2019-03-22 05:18

    The summary intrigued me. Every biker romance I had read thus far was not for me. Too much criminality and the lead guys usually disgusted me more than they interested me. NOT SO for Whisky State of Mind where you have Sky and Sawyer - childhood friends who are thrust back together after Sky's father puts Sawyer to the task of watching the daughter he abandoned. There was chemistry, there was an engaging plot, there was a happy ever after. I recommend it!

  • Kathy Ann
    2019-03-23 21:31

    3.5 starsI debated on 3 or 4 stars on this book. I really liked the characters and the plot.. but ultimately the book left me wanting more... more depth... more detail...just more. Overall I thought this book was a good starting point for a new author who might be able to expand their ideas in the future. There is definitely a lot of potential here!

  • Bette Stanek
    2019-04-10 05:25

    Story line is good, but not well developed. The suspense is never that suspenseful and the tension never lingers long. So many of the characters have the potential of being larger than life yet they stay mediocre. I'll continue the series because I'll feel like a quitter if I don't and it's not awful, just not "can't put down" kinda writing.

  • Tonya
    2019-04-08 00:33

    Ok the people who compared this to ka...wow. No. I love ka but this wasn't it...I get it...whiskey...but ka's whiskey was a dude.It was a cute book. I liked the story: Wish it would have been a little bit longer. The dynamic was there though. Wish i would have saw some closure with her and the cop....it just kinda ended. My only suggestion.

  • Anna
    2019-03-29 22:23

    This was a good read, but it could have been so much more OR maybe I'm just holding it to my typical biker gang book standards. Regardless, great plot and strong characters. Just a slowish start, a sluggish middle and then BOOM lots of plot changes. It would have made for a phenomenal longer novel.

  • Shar
    2019-04-11 22:17

    i liked the story. Whiskey was a headstrong woman who didn't give into her urges, which is a good quality to have for a character. Though, i don't think i'll be reading the second installment for this series.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-19 02:08

    I'll agree with some of the other reviewers that this book was rushed. There wasn't a whole lot of connection with characters because I felt like I didn't know them very well. Overall, the story was okay, but I felt like if it were longer, it could have been great.

  • Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
    2019-04-05 04:33

    I liked the book, but ...The sex scenes should be best described ... until the Harlequin Books has the hottest sex scenes.The story is good, but after reading books about motorcycle clubs of Kristen Ashley and Madeline Sheehan, you end up waiting most of the books and stories.

  • Kaisa
    2019-04-05 02:21

    Some good banter, and mostly well-written, but boring and unrealistic. Didn't really feel much connection with the characters, and the only new thing in this book was the biker bar/restaurant instead of a auto mechanics. 1.5 stars.

  • Kibbs
    2019-03-24 03:11

    what an awesome book.it was kind of perfect.i really liked it a lot.whisky the main character was really sweet and fun and swayer was just the right kind of bad:-)the only bad thing i can say is that this book is way too short!!!i need more steamy whisky/swayer scenes in my life.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-30 01:15

    Great read. Loved the storyline and the characters. Can't wait to read book #2!!

  • Leah Jones
    2019-04-10 23:19

    Great overall read. It could have been a bit long more time to develop a relationship between her and her dad but the way that it was written is good.